Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership is for educators who wish to become leaders at the school (principal, assistance principal) and/or district level (supervisor, director, assistant superintendent and superintendent). The program of study will focus on both the theory and practice of contemporary school leadership. This program includes a six-credit internship, through which students have the opportunity to apply experience and further develop their leadership abilities in a real-life education setting.
The M.Ed. degree requires 42 credit hours.
||Leadership Theories and Practices in Education
||Foundations of Research in Education
||Philosophical Foundations of Diversity in Social Justice in Education
||Leadership, Supervision, and Professional Development
||Human Relations and the Culturally Proficient School Leader
||Organizational Development in Education
||The Instructional Leader and Assessing Student Learning
||Theory and Research on Educational Leadership
||Curriculum, Assessment, and Instructional Leadership
|Phase III: Electives (select one of the following courses)
||Technology for School Leaders
||Special Education Law and Compliance for School Leaders
|Phase IV: Internship
||Internship in Educational Leadership I (fall only)
||Internship in Educational Leadership II (spring only)
The internship is the capstone experience for students in either the M.Ed. or the certificate program in Educational Leadership. The purpose of the internship is twofold: to provide an opportunity for students to apply and develop their conceptual knowledge and understanding of educational leaderships under the guidance of an experienced school leader; and to provide an opportunity to assess and evaluate the performance of the intern in a real administrative and leadership context. M.Ed. students must have 33 credits completed before being able to take the internship, while certificate students need to have completed 15 credits prior to the internship.
The educational leadership program may be taken full-time (to be completed in 18-24 months) or part-time (to be completed in 2-5 years).
Participants will obtain the Master of Education in Educational Leadership. Participation provides eligibility for certification as an Administrator I (Assistant in Administration, Supervisor in Instruction, or Supervisor in Central Administration). Students seeking Administrator II (Principal) certification are required to successfully complete the School Leaders Licensure Assessment exam.